I hate icing. Frosting, if you want to be all technical about it. I scrape it off cupcakes, slip it under the table to dogs (or cats if they’ll eat it, kids if there are any). Occasionally, I can pass it off to one of the many frosting lovers in the vicinity – you know the ones, they’re happier about the icing than the cake.
I know there’s a few of us frosting skeptics out there. Bad frosting, which is often the stuff on most store-bought cupcakes is greasy, overly fatty and much too sweet. The oily taste sticks to your tongue and clings to the roof of your mouth. It ruins perfectly good cake. Am I being overly dramatic? I don’t think so.
Back when I was a teenager and first learnt to bake, buttercream was the go to icing of choice. Whip butter, add copious amounts of icing sugar and try to disguise it all with a drop of some extract. It’s no wonder then that the resulting frosting tastes like buttery sugar (not in a good way)….